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The BSA Expands Programs to Welcome Girls


Research reinforces interest expressed by families and girls nationwide as organization looks to offer programs that meet the needs of today’s families.
Irving, Texas – October 11, 2017 – Today, the Boy Scouts of America Board of Directors unanimously approved to welcome girls into its iconic Cub Scout program and to deliver a Scouting program...

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2018 Summer Camp Directors Announced

While next summer may seem a long way off, we’re getting ready for a great season with the appointment of Jake Evans (above left) and Todd Weidner as 2018 summer camp directors. Evans will return for his second season as Camp Director at Hidden Valley Scout Reservation after a successful first summer in this role...

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2017 Membership Fee Increase Announced

The mission of the Boy Scouts of America is to prepare young people to make ethical and moral choices over their lifetimes by instilling in them the values of the Scout Oath and Scout Law. To do this — while delivering the nation’s foremost youth development program — the BSA must remain vigilant in controlling...

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Important Youth Protection Training Update

Effective September 1, 2017, Youth Protection Training will be required for all adult leaders at the time of registration. Paper applications from new leaders must be accompanied by a Youth Protection Training completion certificate, which must be filed with the application. Because completion of YPT is now required for all leaders at the time of...

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2019 World Scout Jamboree – July 22 to August 2, 2019

Host Vs Contingent This is the first World Jamboree hosted in the United States since 1967. The 2019 World Jamboree will be run by the Jamboree Delivery Team (JDT) which will consist of top leadership from Canada, Mexico and the United States. Unit Information and Registration All troops/crews will be made up of 40 participants,...

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Strategic Planning and Council Properties

Dear Scouters, Of the many services provided by the New Birth of Freedom Council to our members, most people would agree that our camps and the programs available at these facilities are among the most important things we do as a council. We operate four properties that are used for camping (Camp Tuckahoe, Hidden Valley...

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Exciting Changes for Lion Pilot for 2017-18

Reprinted From “Bryan on Scouting” blog – August 14, 2017 “It’s fun, hands-on and active.” “It’s simple and easy to implement.” “It’s age-appropriate, builds character and develops new skills.” That’s just a glimpse of what parents and youth across the country are saying about Lions, the BSA’s pilot program for kindergarten-age boys. Lions answers the...

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From the Chief: Our Perspective on the Presidential Visit

Scouting Family, In the last two weeks, we have celebrated the best of Scouting at our 20th National Jamboree with nearly 40,000 participants, volunteers, staff and visitors. The 2017 National Jamboree has showcased and furthered the Scouting mission by combining adventure and leadership development to give youth life-changing experiences. Scouts from Alaska met Scouts from...

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BSA’s Tour and Activity Plan Eliminated

Be prepared to spend less time filling out forms and more time having fun. The Boy Scouts of America has eliminated its Tour and Activity Plan, shifting the focus away from paperwork and toward creating a safe space for Scouts to enjoy the program as designed. The Tour and Activity Plan was a two-page document...

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